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But Does it Come With an iPhone?

AT&T, the US telecommunications company, is teaming up with National LambdaRail to connect researchers working in genomic medicine, reports Jennifer Dennard at HealthcareIT News. According to a press release, "AT&T will deliver high bandwidth connectivity to NLR's national network infrastructure," beginning with St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. Geeta Nayyar, the chief medical information officer at AT&T ForHealth, tells Dennard that the goal is to connect biomedical institutes across the US so that physicians can better prevent and treat disease, with a particular focus on personalized medicine.

"There is an incredible amount of infrastructure involved in delivering modern healthcare. Though the effort may not seem as buzz-worthy as the flashier WellDoc/Alere/mobile health announcement, I wouldn’t wonder if this high bandwidth connectivity will actually enable more accelerated clinical transformation," Dennard writes.

The Scan

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Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science have found a locus affecting alkaline-salinity sensitivity, which could aid in efforts to improve crop productivity, as they report in Science.

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

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